What up what up what up!?!?! And GOOOD MORNING! to you all!
Today’s bit o trivia: P.B.S. Pinchback. That is such a cool name. Besides having a cool name, he also has a, shall we say, unique family. See, his mom was a slave (literally) to his father Mr. Pinchback. Mr. Pinchback was a white plantation owner in the south who had a white family. He freed PBS’s mom and married her, thus having two families. Mom gave birth to PBS and his brother, Napoleon (also a cool name). She later died and Mr. Pinchback raised the boys as his own on a Mississippi plantation. PBS was never a slave as he was born to a freed slave and, at the time, Georgia had rules that a freed slave gave birth to free babies. PBS later became the first black Governor in good old ‘Merica back in 1872 for the state of Louisiana for one month and 7 days… Crazy!
What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today
Well, if you are one of my many readers, you know that today’s bit of Ed-vise is about thinking on what you would do in a given situation. If you take the exercise serious, you have a plan. It might not be the absolute best, but it will help get you moving which is most important.
As I read the headlines, I see, more and more, a repetition of the scenarios. The “Karen’s”; the protests; the attacks. Over and over, as the tension builds, the scenarios play out and become even more violent. And, if you are a government inspector, it just gets worse.
For instance, in Michigan, armed protestors showed up outside the Secretary of State home to protest the elections. In Oregon, Proud Boys, showed up outside the home of an OSHA inspector because he cited an employer for not doing what they were supposed to do. Which begs the question: what would you do?
First, have you spoken with your family about the possibility of a protest showing up outside your home? You should. At least then your family will be somewhat prepared. Otherwise, your kid will walk up and say “there’s a bunch of angry dudes out front.”
Next, do you have an emergency escape plan? Should you have to hit the ground running do you know where to go. What if you’re not home when the protest starts and the street gets shut down? Will your loved one’s know where to go and what to do? Who to call?
Third, if leaving the house is not available, do they know where to go within? Cell coverage within the house? Keep in mind, if you have an armed protest out front, shooting it out with them is EXACTLY what they want. Sometimes, a simple call to 911 will make life easier. I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember Dan Gable just received the Medal of Freedom that the president walked out of.